March 31, 1942 (Blaine Lake, SK) – September 20, 2020 (Edmonton, AB)
Roy Stephen James Wasilenko passed away in the peace of his home September 20 at the age of 78.
Roy is survived by his long-time companion, dance partner and wife Mary Lyseng; children Travis Wasilenko, Tyler (Tawnya) Wasilenko, Eric (Cheryl) Lyseng, David (Carina) Lyseng, and Ann (Anne) Lyseng; grandchildren Isabella, Brayden, Stephen, Natalya, Cassidy, Cailyn, Kelsey, Jessica, Mackenzie, and Madison; brother Robert (Bob) Wasilenko; nephews Greg and Trevor; sister Joyce Wasilenko; and nieces Cathy Anne Pachnowsiki and Linda (Gerry). He was predeceased by his parents John and Katie Wasilenko, his son Tadd Wasilenko, and his sister Grace Pachnowski.
After a long career as a pipefitter, Roy retired in Edmonton, topping his own personal sports accomplishments by becoming an armchair quarterback from his wheelchair. He enjoyed music, dancing, singing, sports, horseracing and a good steak sandwich.
After cremation, internment will be held at a later date in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. The family wishes to thank all those who assisted with home care, including care workers from CBI and AHS and medical support from the Good Samaritan Seniors Clinic. The care allowed Roy to enjoy his home and his best friend, his dog Autumn.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made on behalf of Roy to the Alberta SPCA or a place of your choice.